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</p>According to a new report from DigiTimes, Apple has pushed orders with its suppliers for iPad production well beyond two million units for the month of July, marking a continued increase in supplies as the company seeks to keep up with demand in existing markets as well as expand into new countries.<p class="quote">Apple is estimated to have outsourced 2.3-2.35 million iPads to Taiwan players in July with 58-60% for the Wi-Fi and 3G hybrid model despite Wi-Fi only models having stronger sales in the first half of 2010, Kuo noted.</p>It was less than a month ago that DigiTimes estimated iPad production at having ramped to 1.2 million per month, with plans to move to 2.5 million per month by the end of year. If DigiTimes' latest report is correct, Apple appears to already be approaching its planned monthly production capacity nearly six months early.

After limiting initial availability to the United States, Apple launched the iPad in an additional nine countries in late May. The company's next round of international launches, set for later this month, includes Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore.

Article Link: Apple Ramps July iPad Production to Over 2 Million Units
 

redmaple

macrumors newbie
Oct 16, 2009
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Order up, full steam ahead...

Yet, the stock is falters ... what gives!? :confused:
 

L3X

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Oct 18, 2006
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Chesapeake, VA
It seems like the iPad in the US has lost some steam. No one is talking about it anymore (especially after the iP4 release).

It will be interesting to see how it manages in the next year here in the US.
 

SirAntony

macrumors newbie
Jul 6, 2010
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iPad available in Austria?

wondering if we get content then too. up to now there's no vid-content available and also the iBooks are missing (only proj.G books, free) and therefor the iPad isn't that much interesting here...confused:
 

talkingfuture

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Dec 4, 2008
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The back of beyond.
Thats an incredible amount, 2 million a month is around 2700 an hour! I'm struggling to comprehend the scale of the production effort that must be required to achieve that.
 

simulacra

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Jun 2, 2008
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*slow clap*
How about pushing it to more countries eh? The Rollout of the iPad is the slowest one so far...
 

azentropy

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Jul 19, 2002
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Surprise
It seems like the iPad in the US has lost some steam. No one is talking about it anymore (especially after the iP4 release).

It will be interesting to see how it manages in the next year here in the US.

For me the lack of camera is even a bigger omission with the release of iP4 and Facetime. Also with iOS 4.x not due for it until November, might as well wait for v2.
 

cmcconkey

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Nov 22, 2005
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I ordered two 16gb WiFi+3G iPads recently, one from Apple and one from CDW. The one from Apple was ordered on June 18th and was delivered on July 1st. The one from CDW was ordered on June 14th and is scheduled to be delivered today.

I also ordered the Apple case and it is supposed to be shipped on the 19th, also ordered the same day as the iPad from Apple.

I am rather surprised that they are taking this long to get shipped out.

For me the lack of camera is even a bigger omission with the release of iP4 and Facetime. Also with iOS 4.x not due for it until November, might as well wait for v2.

I will probably be waiting to buy my personal one when v2 comes out.
 

i.mac

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Dec 14, 2007
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It seems like the iPad in the US has lost some steam. No one is talking about it anymore (especially after the iP4 release).

I sppose that selling 1+ mi ipads per month is routine and expected for apple..
 

ericinboston

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Jan 13, 2008
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It seems like the iPad in the US has lost some steam. No one is talking about it anymore (especially after the iP4 release).

It will be interesting to see how it manages in the next year here in the US.

I agree...these reports (and it's only headlines for us people who actually follow Apple news...you don't see all this iPad hoopla on any other website in the world) are great in that Apple is supposedly selling lots of iPads.

However, I still have yet to see one...anywhere...and it's already into July. It will indeed be interesting to see how it pans out over the next 1-2 years.

I am going to wait for a Rev 2 that is hopefully better AND cheaper. The new Kindle (and old) is probably still far ahead of the iPad in terms of ownership for people who want to read books (and is now priced at $359)...and yes, we all know the iPad does more than ebook reading. Us iPhone and/or iPod Touch find very little use for an iPad...especially at $500 for the baseline model.

-Eric
 

smiddlehurst

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Jun 5, 2007
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*slow clap*
How about pushing it to more countries eh? The Rollout of the iPad is the slowest one so far...

No it's not... iPhone launched in US on June 29th 2007, only made available in UK, France and Germany in November 2007 and Ireland and Austria in Spring 2008.

As for pushing it to more countries... WHAT DO YOU THINK THE RAMP UP IS FOR! They've been making over a million units a month and can't meet demand, right now the UK store is showing 7 - 10 days lead time (i.e. 2 weeks) and the same in the US. They needed to make sure the demand is relatively stable (it seems to be) and then ramp up to launch in other territories. Patience might be a virtue here.
 

jaison13

macrumors 6502
Jun 20, 2003
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pittsburgh
i think while the ipad is selling like hotcakes there are tons of people like me who wants cameras and are willing to wait for 2gen ipads. with a ever fire steve jobs in the first place!! the guy has the midas touch. he practically owns apple and disney!!!
 

nastebu

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May 5, 2008
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It seems like the iPad in the US has lost some steam. No one is talking about it anymore (especially after the iP4 release).

How is ramping up production to 2 million a month "losing steam"?
 

propynyl

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Jul 3, 2007
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It seems like the iPad in the US has lost some steam. No one is talking about it anymore (especially after the iP4 release).

It will be interesting to see how it manages in the next year here in the US.

True. I feel like apple has now created an environment where it needs to keep pumping two hot competing products, all while continuing to differentiate the two lines.

How long can they go on leapfrogging updates? OS 3.1.3, IOS4, OS 3.2? HOpefully when IOS 4.1 comes out, it will unify all IOS devices, and we wont continue to leapfrog.
 

0dev

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Dec 22, 2009
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Good, they seem to still be out of stock everywhere at the moment, and I'm meant to be getting one next month.
 

wovel

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Mar 15, 2010
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America(s)!
The whole stock market is seriously down in general, it's not Apple-specific...

It is strange there are people who watch the stock price, but seem to miss this. People want to blame every decline in stock price on some mistake.

I am not critizing the person who asked this question, he simply asked a question. There have been plenty of posters who think it is all about iPhone 4 or whatever.
 

Ultranote

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Jun 8, 2008
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Brussels
wondering if we get content then too. up to now there's no vid-content available and also the iBooks are missing (only proj.G books, free) and therefor the iPad isn't that much interesting here...confused:

They launched vid-content in France recently, it needs country by country deals that's why it's so slow in Europe (beyond podcasts).

Content viewing is the icing on the cake but I find it much more appealing as an instantly-ready creative tool/ documents editing/ network device.

Available in Austria, Belgium etc in July. Ok, but when ?
 
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